JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Morris Strickland is no longer a member of the Singing River Health System Board of Trustees. Supervisor John McKay told WLOX News the Jackson County businessman agreed to resign after he became aware of a residency law requiring trustees to live in Jackson County.
According to a resignation letter posted online Thursday, Strickland said he spends about 16 hours of every day in Jackson County, he owns several properties there, and even votes in Jackson County. But he admits, his official residence in now in Harrison County.
He called the restriction "archaic, outdated, and unnecessary." But "the law is the law and I have no intention of breaking the law."
Strickland was appointed to the board by McKay in 2008, and his second term was not set to expire until 2018. McKay did not say when a replacement would be named.